Dwight Howard on Leaving Lakers: 'I Had to Do What Was Best for Dwight'

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Dwight Howard on Leaving Lakers: 'I Had to Do What Was Best for Dwight'
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

HOUSTON — Dwight Howard knows what people think. In Central Florida, many people who once adored him now regard him as a villain because he forced the Orlando Magic to trade him in 2012. In Southern California, many call him a "coward" because he left the Los Angeles Lakers via free agency and signed with the Houston Rockets. But here's the thing: Even though he still cares what people think, he didn't let that stop him from doing what will make him happiest.

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